Braude, Lina 20731

Lina A. Braude

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Lina A. Braude advises clients on corporate compliance issues, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and US money laundering laws and their application to the activities of multinational companies in emerging markets. Ms. Braude began her legal career in Kazakhstan in 1995 and has an in-depth understanding of the cultural and political challenges of doing business in developing countries, especially in the former Soviet Union. She earned her LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1999, and has been admitted to practice in New York, the District of Columbia and Kazakhstan.

Practice Focus

Ms. Braude has extensive experience advising clients on anti-corruption compliance matters with an emphasis on internal investigations, including in the context of pending US government investigations. She supervises and conducts internal investigations and compliance audits and advises clients on the consequences of such internal investigations, including disclosure obligations and strategies, the development of defenses and the determination of appropriate remedial and disciplinary measures. She represents clients under investigation by the US Department of Justice and has conducted a number of internal investigations in the former Soviet Union, Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa, including complex multi-jurisdictional investigations. In addition to this, Ms. Braude provides anti-corruption training and assesses corporate compliance and ethics programs. She also advises on compliance aspects of international transactions, including due diligence on acquisition targets and potential partners and structuring transactions to mitigate compliance risks. She also advises on anti-corruption and related legislation of Russia and Kazakhstan.


  • District of Columbia~United States (2006)
  • New York~United States (2000)
  • Kazakstan (1996)


  • University of California at Berkeley (LL.M.) (1999)
  • Kazakh State University (1996)


  • English
  • Russian


Co-author, "A New Proposed Metric For Defense Co. Corruption Risk," Law360, 29 November 2018

Co-author, "Third Party Risks in India: What you need to know when you sell to the Indian Army," Risk & Compliance, Financier Worldwide, 2013

Co-author, "Divining the Ways of Law Enforcement: Lessons from the Ralph Lauren FCPA Case," Risk & Compliance, Financier Worldwide, 2013


Speaker, ACI’s Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 2013

Faculty member, Doing Deals in and with Emerging Markets: BRICs and Beyond, PLI Conference, 2013